E/N: This article contains major spoilers for Kenji Miyazawa’s works.

Kenji Miyazawa always seemed to be an extremely underrated author. Today he is one of the most famous writers in Japan. Despite this, people outside Japan are more familiar with some of his masterpieces rather than with Miyazawa himself. “Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo” was a breakthrough in the world of allegorical novels. Colliding the Western and Eastern understandings of death, Miyazawa managed to show the reader how substantially similar these interpretations are. What can we learn from that?

Miyazawa had an unusually tough life, but the author himself would…

Tim Slavgorodskii-Kazanets

Game studies researcher | Comparative Social Research MA | Political Science BA | Narrative Designer | Literature is my passion.

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